Grade I winner Daisy Devine to be offered at Keeneland November

Grade I winner Daisy Devine will be offered for sale at this year’s Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Consigned by Eaton Sales, as agent for owner James M. Miller, the millionaire will be sold as a racing or broodmare prospect.


A multiple graded stakes winner on dirt and turf, Daisy Devine won the 2012 Grade I Jenny Wiley at Keeneland  as well as the 2011 Grade III Pin Oak Valley View on turf. The 5-year-old daughter of Kafwain set a stakes record in the 2012 Grade III Cardinal Handicap on turf at Churchill Downs and won the 2011 Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks on dirt.


Daisy Devine has 10 wins from 21 career starts to date with earnings of $1,055,892. She remains in training, and is being pointed to the Grade I First Lady at Keeneland on October 5, a race she ran second in a year ago.


“She is a top-class mare that ran and won on all surfaces and at all distances,” said Eaton Sales’ Reiley McDonald, who bred the bay mare. “In addition to ability, soundness, and looks, she is a complete outcross of Halo and Blushing Groom, a very unusual commodity in today’s broodmares.”


Raised in Kentucky by McDonald and purchased by Miller at Keeneland’s 2009 September Yearling Sale, Daisy Devine is the leading money earner by Kafwain and is out of the Devil’s Bag mare, Devil’s Dispute.


“Daisy Devine has a very special connection to Keeneland, and we are delighted to include her in our November Sale,” said Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson. “She is a unique individual: a Grade I stakes winner with a lovely pedigree. She has all the potential to be a top-quality broodmare.”


Daisy Devine will be sold in November along with her stakes-winning stablemate, Maude S, a 5-year-old daughter of Jump Start who has earned nearly a quarter of a million dollars.